This paper presents a, "Real-Time Wind Power Portfolio Manager (RT-WPPM)", developed by Prasentia LLC, from the Owner/Operator perspective to portfolio based wind power operation and performance management. The product is based on the PI core technologies of PI-OPC, PI-SDK, Unit Batches, Module Database, ACE, etc. Applications are developed using ICE, Visual Studio .Net, and Crystal Reports.
Our current PI system consists of 20,000 points (will be 50,000 before we present), more than 500 Units, and over 1,200 sub-modules. The units are spread across 10 wind projects in Oregon, Wyoming and California. The salient features of the product are:
- Access to Real-Time monitoring and performance wind farm data for the life of the project.
- On demand Reporting and Analysis of Wind Farm Key Performance Indexes
- Downtime Monitoring and Analysis
- Web Based Access to Data and Reports.
Tom is an applications Engineer, who's at Prasentia is primarily focused on the real-time acquisition of data from SCADA and other sources, and managing the Reporting and Data Analysis functions. Prior to the formation of Prasentia, Tom Hedgepeth joined SeaWest in 2002 and served as a data analyst for the Condon Services Division. In this role, Tom was responsible for the data collection, editing, and reporting for the Condon Project. While at the Condon Wind Power Project, Tom also maintained the SCADA and Reporting and Data Analysis systems and worked with Dr. Ghosh on the development and integration of various information systems. Prior to joining SeaWest Tom was an Army Ordnance Officer at Fort Riley, Kansas. He supervised the local Standard Army Maintenance Management System operations. Additionally, he was responsible for maintenance and material management, logisitics planning, and leading soldiers. Tom graduated from Pacific Lutheran University, in Tacoma, Washington with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science.